Introducing Our New In Video Diaries #2

Never want to miss anything that hits Topshop.com? With tonnes of amazing pieces dropping every day it can be hard to keep track – that’s why we’re launching a New In video series introducing the best arrivals each week and worn by our favourite new faces. Watch this week’s video below to discover what’s trending now and keep scrolling to get to know model Akira…

 

Introducing Akira, the new face who takes her style cues from the likes of David Bowie, Grace Jones and Prince. Here, she test drives our colourful denim co-ords, sunshine-worthy graphic tees, camo separates, and some 90s-inflected accessories…

 

Tell us about your style…

Akira: It’s very bohemian. I have days where I switch it up and I can be very 90s – wearing baggy clothes, nothing clingy. Sometimes I have rock days too, but it’s mainly bohemian. But I love my crepes too.

Who do you look to for inspiration?

Akira: Definitely David Bowie, Grace Jones and Prince – so hot. Plus Will Smith in Fresh Prince. 

How were you scouted?

It was outside Topshop Oxford circus the I was 16! I was like, “Modelling? What? I can’t do that!”

What was your biggest fashion faux-pas growing up?

Crochet shoes! And those round disk belts… Oh, and those disgusting fluffy Ugg-style boots! Too many…

Did you shop in Topshop as a kid?

Yes, every weekend with my friends. If you had something from Topshop it was like, “Woah – this is from Topshop, don’t touch me”.

What do you shop here for now?

Jeans. They fit me really well, everything about them. The length, the waist – they fit perfectly.

Talk us through the New-In looks you wore…

I came to the shoot today in a camouflage outfit and my first look was camo! I was like “great!”. The looks reflect me a lot. Very baggy, nothing too fitted, or if it is it’s very cute and cool. I really loved the flared denim pants I wore – they are amazing.

 

Shop Akira’s looks…